The Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis continues to experience a gradual increase in the number of
positive cases of COVID-19. As of Saturday, January 16, 2021 the Federation has confirmed
one additional case of coronavirus disease. The returning national landed in the Federation on
January 2, 2021 from the United States of America (USA). The patient has been in quarantine at
one of the COVID-19 certified hotels since arrival. The patient was duly notified and is now in
This additional case brings the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases to 35 with 23
cases for St. Kitts and 12 cases for Nevis. Please note that 33 cases have fully recovered with
zero deaths. There are now two (2) active cases. These patients are stable and are being
monitored. The risk of further cases occurring in the Federation remains very high.
We continue to adhere to the ‘St. Kitts & Nevis Health & Travel Protocols’ which can be found
at website/ URL: https://www.knatravelform.kn . All front-line workers continue to adhere to
the COVID-19 protocols along the corridor of containment between the ports of entry and
hotel/accommodation sites. The Ministry of Health wishes to assure the general public that the
following measures are being taken to restrict the spread of coronavirus:
• in-depth contact tracing to effectively assess the front-line workers with whom the recently
diagnosed cases would have interacted;
• quarantine, monitoring and testing of contacts as indicated;
The Ministry of Health -in particular-and Federal Government in general wish to assure all
citizens and residents that every effort is being made to prevent the spread of this virus locally.
With reports of the SARS -CoV-2 variant in the region and with increase in cases locally,
more and more persons are adhering to the COVID-19 prevention and control measures. These
include wearing a face mask when in public places, maintaining good hand hygiene, maintaining
physical distance of at least 6 feet from others when in public places and avoiding crowds and
events. These control measures work, and we are encouraging you to continue.
Let us work together to maintain and protect the health and wellbeing of the people of the
Federation. Wishing you health, happiness and success in the New Year ahead!
January 18, 2021
Office of the Chief Medical Officer